Tag Archives: Musical

Dear Evan Hansen

  “Be yourself.” It sounds simple, but this suggestion is anything but, especially in Dear Evan Hansen, the astonishingly moving new musical at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. This new and, even more astonishingly, completely original musical that wasn’t … Continue reading


Holiday Inn

It’s early in the year to blame a weight gain on the holidays, but after seeing Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical at Studio 54, I was afraid to step on the scale for fear some of the sweetness … Continue reading


Tuck Everlasting

  There’s nothing quite like being surprised at the theater, and I most assuredly was when I saw Tuck Everlasting, the new musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s book about a family that, after drinking water from a stream, … Continue reading


Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Having read all three, I wrote a blog post sharing my opinions on the relationship in the book – which I consider to be … Continue reading


Pippin

I knew I was in for a treat from the first moment of Pippin, when a sexy silhouette of a certain pair of hands appeared, along with a sultry invitation to, “join us.” The revival of this musical, currently in … Continue reading


Kinky Boots

A little spring may be in your step after seeing Kinky Boots, the musical adaptation of the 2005 movie currently in performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theater. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading


“Fifty Shades of Grey” Musical To Play Off-Broadway! I Gasp.

I think we all knew that a Fifty Shades of Grey musical was inevitable. Thank goodness the one that will premiere at the Gramercy Theater in New York is a satire. I am not a fan of the Fifty Shades … Continue reading


A Christmas Story

Just when I was beginning to fear I had become sarcastic and cynical, along came A Christmas Story to Broadway. Having seen the movie only once, more than ten years ago, I only had vague memories of “You’ll shoot your … Continue reading


Leap of Faith

And on the seventh day, God made Raul Esparza. Unfortunately, even he cannot perform miracles, as proven by Leap of Faith, the latest film-to-musical adaptation to hit Broadway. With songs by Alan Menken (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics) and a … Continue reading


Nice Work If You Can Get It

One of the more amusing moments of Nice Work If You Can Get It occurs when Eileen Evergreen, a rich, spoiled woman played by Jennifer Laura Thompson is relaxing in her bathtub (for what she says is the fourth hour), … Continue reading